The Good people. Good jobs: Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022–2023 recognises that we need to fully harness the skills and capabilities of every possible Queenslander.
Now more than ever, employers have an opportunity to revisit how they respond to workforce trends by building diverse workplaces, rethinking recruitment processes, and implementing innovative ways to attract and retain staff.
These case studies showcase examples of Queensland businesses and organisations implementing different workforce solutions.
There is a range of support available to assist employers and organisations looking to develop and implement workforce responses suited to their business or organisation.
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The Greater Whitsunday Alliance is shaping the economic future of the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday regions, helping to capitalise on it's workforce potential.
With some creative thinking, devoted career pathways coordinators, curious senior high school students and eager local businesses, the Futures Forum school-to-work transition event turned into a great example of how it’s never too early to get all parties excited about the future.
Accessing the support of an industry workforce advisor helped Tubie Fun develop a workforce plan and connect them with financial support to take on additional staff to meet the growing demand for their product.
Developed in collaboration, a new guide is helping employers attract and retain engineers from migrant backgrounds, while addressing skills shortages and promoting diversity across the engineering sector.
Attending an industry event saw Syrian electrical engineer Mohieddin (Deen) Alasali secure his dream job at SMEC, a global engineering firm with diversity and inclusion at its core.
Keen to better understand and support their communities, Heritage Bank developed an inclusive banking program that has led to positive change in and outside their organisation.
Neumann Contractors is proof that taking a proactive approach to workforce planning can help your business not just survive but also thrive during times of great change, challenge and opportunity.
Townsville-based Lamberts Fresh Produce is opening its doors to new skills, talent and customers thanks to a TAFE Queensland program supporting migrants into work and the community connections it forged.
Brisbane's Alliance Business Technologies changed their operating model to include flexible work options, resulting in positive outcomes for both their business and employees.
The Mulberry Project is a social enterprise who work with a wide range of migrant communities in the Toowoomba region, connecting people to careers in farming and food.
As part of Autism Queensland's EmployABLE program, Michael secured work with Lysaght, who tailored his role to suit him. The company is benefiting from Michael's hard work and attention to detail.
The H2O Tank Doctor in Mount Tamborine is training their employees and associated business in the unique skills required to deliver high quality water management services.
CANEGROWERS Mackay is continuing to attract locals to its successful haulout training program to prepare them for seasonal work in the sugar cane industry.
A new pilot program in the Wide Bay Burnett region is reengaging young people and setting them on the path to careers in hospitality and agriculture.
The employment hub and women's empowerment programs at Centacare Far North Queensland provide employment and training pathways to people from diverse backgrounds.
High female participation rates on recent construction projects in Queensland are reinforcing the vital role that women play in construction.
Gambaro Group are building a stable workforce in the hospitality sector through a strong focus on training, engagement and collaboration.
Collaboration, coordination and planning are central to the Greater Whitsunday Region's workforce approach to drive its economic future.
Corinda State High School's agribusiness program, part of the Agribusiness Gateway to Industry Schools Program, is shaping work ready Queenslanders through improved school to work experiences.
Metro North Health's Deadly Start Education2Employment program is giving young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students a head start into healthcare roles.
Through the Gateway to Industry Schools program, the Australian Computer Society is providing a talented pipeline of employees into the ICT industries and keeping more jobs local.
Queensland Tourism Industry Council's attraction and retention strategies are helping to meet the challenges of the current labour market and support Queensland's tourism and hospitality industry.
The Containers for Change initiative at the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council's recycling facility is driving employment opportunities in the region.
The Queensland Future Skills Partnership between TAFE Queensland and BHP delivers training in new, digital and autonomous technologies in the mining and METS sector.
Stoddart's lean manufacturing upskilling program supports the competitiveness of Queensland's manufacturing sector.
The partnership between TAFE Queensland and Rheinmetall Defence Australia aims to deliver highly skilled defence manufacturing jobs for Queensland.